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NZ lockdown day 6

A dull drizzly day. Felt really unmotivated and aside from cleaning up the kitchen, doing dishes and folding washing did not really achieve anything much today. Topped off by watching a couple of episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist and then the Karate Kid movie on TV (the 2010 version).

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NZ lockdown day 5

A wet, drizzly day in Dunedin today. I was happy to remain holed up at home. I came across an interesting website today which uses data on the various strains of SARS-CoV-2 to visualise a phylogenetic tree and map the approximate transmission of those strains across the world. The site is Nextstrain and if you […]

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NZ lockdown day 4

Today was cool and overcast much of the day, though the sun did come out for a while this afternoon. After a sleepy start to the morning I gave the kitchen a bit of a cleanup and disinfected the benches and high touch areas around the house like doorhandles and light switches. Possibly overkill, but […]

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NZ lockdown day 3

Oops, had this ready to go last night but forgot to hit the publish button! A low-key day today, I guess most days for the next month will be. It seemed that we were all feeling a bit listless today. My goal for the day was some hair removal, I gave myself a haircut and […]

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NZ lockdown day 2

Not such good weather today so we were mostly inside. It wasn’t raining but was a bit cool and overcast. However, this provided incentive to begin establishing some routine around getting a bit of remote work done and encouraging the kids to do some school work. We all spent the middle of the day doing […]

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NZ lockdown day 1

As of midnight on Wednesday 25 March 2020 New Zealand entered COVID-19 Alert Level 4, meaning that everyone must stay at home and not mix with people outside of their household group. Only essential services are operating and the police have authority to enforce the ‘lockdown’ in order to reduce spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus […]

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Using Custom Fonts on WordPress

One of my concerns with using WordPress for my site is that it is a bit more tricky to use custom fonts because the site code includes PHP and JavaScript in addition to html and CSS. I’m not trained as a programmer so quickly get out of my depth with anything beyond simple html or […]

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Splitting WordPress XML files

I have moved my website from being hand coded in html to WordPress. Primarily my intention is to encourage myself to write and post more frequently without the barrier of fiddling around with html code each time – from experience I know that WordPress is easy and quick to use. However, with any website platform […]